has 240 years approximately, all made of clay and
lath-and-plaster of pestle, which consists in wood
bounded with liana and smashed clay. Is interesting
to observe the height of the “right foot” (height
of the roof until the floor) that was made in order
that the room could be more ventilated. The size
of the windows, so that more light enter into the
room, windows that open for the inside of the house,
so that the glasses (that demonstrated wealthy,
because the glasses were very expensive) were display
for the visitors. We can observe in old big houses,
the glasses of the windows at the outside.
• CHAPEL: Room situated inside
the Big House, with it’s original Lord’s
table. It is interesting to cite that at all Big
Houses they used to construct a chapel.
• COQUETTE: It’s a famous place at the
garden of the Big House. It used to be use when the
Mistress was with her marriage marked. At the right
side there used to stay the mother and the father
of the bridegroom, at the left size, that used to
stay the Baroness with the Lady of Company and at
the shed the Baron, with a foreman watching the date.
The bridegroom was at backs for the Baron and the
bride in front of the bridegroom. If the man took
the hand of the woman, it means abuse and disrespect
to the woman and her family. It exists a legend:
Passing three times through the coquette, who’s
already married, engaged or that has a love relationship,
will fortify the relationship and who’s single
or widower, will found a new love.
ALCOVE: Small bedroom that is situated inside the
house. Without opening for the exterior, that was
used when men come to visit the farm.
• SLAVE’S KITCHEN: Space today used
to serve coffee and teas after the meals, and after
10:30 p.m., is serve the tea with cookies. At the
beginning, the place was use to cook for the slaves,
and after the freedom of them, the boilers of iron
was used in the preparing of the soap. It’s
good to observe the “stove” with four “mouths”,
the firewood and the structure of the place, that
has the roofing tile made in the thighs. The idea
to serve the coffee in this place was created by
Lady Iracema that lives in the farm even before it
becomes a Hotel.
CLAY’S WALL: Behind the Big house, we can visit
the ruins of a big wall, built by the slaves.
FOR VISITATION: In that room we can see how it
was the construction of that time. We
can see pictures with control pages of the farm dated
from 1912 and 1917, and floor brought from the coffee
• LOVE’S WAY: Bamboo grove planted to prevent
erosion in water canals; it was used for the date
of the slaves, because inside the slave’s house
they did not have freedom for the couples
• DOUCHE OF FOUNTAIN: At the decade of 70,
it was observe the quantity of water that “sprouted” inside
the lover’s way, so that, motivated by the
fact that the football camp was at the side of the
lover’s way, they built a douche of fountain
that was used many times by the first costumers of
SLAVE’S PRISON: Situated around the Hotel,
behind the fishing lake, has as curiosity the fact
that it was a construction with three rooms, at
one side used to be the women and at the other
man and the foremen used to stay at the centre,
there they stay until death. It was intentionally
the Big house so that the screams could not be
heard from there.
STICK: The slaves, to do a paste to put in the
wounds, used the tree that
has a Big power of skin over, among other grasses,
it and this was the unique medicine that they had
to soften the pains.
VIOLA’S STICK: It’s a native Brazilian
tree, known as “ear of black” too. They
believe that it’s a tree of desires, and if
you put your right hand on it and make your desire
with so much faith, it will come true. We have certifications
of many costumers that got their wishes.
• YARD: This was the name given to the place
that was used by the Barons for the drying of the
coffee. The coffee grains were brought from the plantation
for the yard through water ducts. The name yard was
given because it was a big space of land and until
today, the Farms that produce coffee use this name,
but they’re not anymore yards of land, they’re
made of asphalt, that absorbs better the warm and
speed up the setting time of the coffee grain. Is
important to know that with the coming of the immigrants
to replace the slaves, they brought masonry (brick
and roofing tiles), changing the land yard into yard
SAINT FRANCISCO’S LAKE: A cave was made for
Saint Francisco of Assis in the middle of the lake,
by the request of the Founder of Solar das Andorinhas,
Ms. Lúcia Fanele Ceccarelli, that’s
devote of the patron saint of the animals.
• ROOFING TILE: “MADE IN THE THIGHS”:
popular proverb that means “made without attention”.
In the truth, is not that way, the Baron used to
put the slaves that can’t stand work anymore
at the toil, usually pregnant slaves or old aged
slaves, to do the roofing tiles, catching banana
tree leafs and placing them at the thighs of the
slaves, among with clay, that stay there until dry.
At the end of the day, the slaves were with their
thighs in alive meat. The roofing tiles that are
at the slave’s kitchen were made this way.
• MUSEUM: It was a space reserved for the house of
machines of the farm, where through the energy generated
by the Water Wheel, there were made the Improvements
of rice and coffee. The parts of the Museum have
been found in the proper farm, or donated by friends,
owners of other farms, and by the ABPF (Brazilian
Association of Rail Road Preservation). Some of them
are distinguished, for example: The book of countable
launchings of the immigrants with the farmer, holly
images, a baby layer, a trunk (travel bag made with
wood), a trap for animals of big transport, that
come from Europe and that was also used to catch
slaves that tried to runaway.